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of the deal by extending the debt ceiling. because they wanted to make the democrats vote on a budget. lou: how can so many members of our senate continued to spend whatever and the like they have on these procedural maneuvers. >> that is basically what the senate does. >> there i go. >> constituency to get the house and the senate together. no presidential leadership yet for a grand bargain. no sense that we can reform the tax system and entitlements. perform defense and have a rational rational and reasonable defense. >> why in the world is the president of the united states not moving forward with a budget that would be a blueprint to resolving those proposals? >> the words that seem to be operative here are cowardice or opportunism. it has to be one of the two. >> to do the wrong thing continually is not the act of a coward. lou: are you saying that the president is incapable of doing the right thing? >> i'm comparing how talented this man is. >> why doesn't he apply that? >> you know, that turns out to be laughable. the odds are empirically before him. you know, that is just unreasona
reforms and any debt ceiling deal she says republicans want to eliminate medicare and privatise social security. >>> if the goal is to have them wither on the vine or reduced in a way that does not meet their purpose, then those are fighting words. >> fighting words. >>> and some very strong words on the floor of the house yesterday, thursday, rather, from minnesota republican congresswoman michelle bachmann about repealing the affordable care act. >> that's why we're here. because we're saying let's repeal this failure before it literally kills women, kills children, kills senior citizens. let's not do that. let's love people. let's care about people. >> and that's your morning's dish of scrambled politics. >>> and bill karins is here. let's love people, bill. do you have a good weather report for us? >> no. i should just turn around and leave and go back home. i wish i was a bear and could hibernate and wait until it's spring. wait, it is spring. the bear is very confused. so is punxsutawney phil. that was a bust. let's talk about the wind chill. half the country has a whipped chill
to house republicans he is not going to negotiate on debt ceiling, just pass it clean, but they are probably going to put up a fight. >> bill: democrats last time made a lot of political hay, by taking the ryan budget and hanging it republican's necks. and they are going to do that this time? >> i am told they are making at it central focus of the 2014 campaign. however, republicans -- remember what happened last time. and they are trying to get out in front now. this budget balances the budget in ten years. they are confidence the balanced budget message will resinate with the american people. and so there are the first television ads using the balanced budget message as their key point in new york and florida. >> bill: interesting they would pick new york and florida. here is what one of those ads -- and everybody does this. they'll run the ad on cable television, probably limited by but they get a got of free publicity for it like on the "full court press." >> he wants that new bike so bad, and i can't figure out how to pay for it. he'll just hav
wants budget cuts or reforms to accompany company a boost in the debt ceiling. the speaker held a news conference to talk about sequestration and whether or not a grand bargain could be negotiated between democrats and republicans. >> we have made clear we need cuts and reforms to put us on a path to balance the budget. president has been clear that he will not address the crisis until we are willing to raise taxes. at this point in time, i don't know how we go forward. i would suggest out of this budget process might be our best opportunity. >> speaker boehner. our independent line. a federal worker. what is your experience right now? caller: white a bit. -- quite a bit. i work with the air force. you can see the tuition assistance has been suspended. that has been a big impact for a lot of people. for federal workers, it is a 20% hit for a furlough. this fiscal year, a lot of money has already been spent halfway through the year. they have to make up the difference with the money that is left over, which is -- it might not seem like a lot but there are quite a few federal workers tha
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